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Barbican presents Moonlight screening with live music from London Contemporary Orchestra


Story by Jack Foley

AS part of the Barbican’s Film in Focus series of world-class arts and learning projects that celebrate the medium of film throughout 2017, Barbican and Altitude Film Distribution present a special screening of Moonlight featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra playing Nicholas Britell’s (The Big Short) score live.

Nicholas Britell will also be in attendance and performing (piano) as part of this event.

Moonlight is writer-director Barry Jenkins’ critically acclaimed, timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, chronicling the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

The film is a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love.

Moonlight has won the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama and has been nominated for four BAFTA Awards, including Best Film and will be released in the UK on 17 February 2017 (previews from February 10).

Tickets go on sale to Barbican members on Thursday, January 12, 2017, and on general sale on Friday, January 13, 2017.